NEW BIBLE

by The Searcher 106 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    The following is part of an email from a retired District Overseer in the States. (source private)

    "The new Bible will be released at the AGM and I understand only two versions will be printed from now on. The Reference Bible and the Deluxe leather bound version. No more small Bibles and no paperback. They have worked hard on the binding and when you open it, it will lay flat. It will be in “modern” English as many young people do not understand many of the words used in the current edition." Spread the Word! They ain't gonna be cheap to "donate" for!

  • cofty
    cofty
    It will be in “modern” English as many young people do not understand many of the words used in the current edition."

    "I'm fed up, Noah, with what's happenin' 'round here, innit. These folks ain't what's happenin' anymore, so I'm gonna do what I gotta do, and end things once and for all. Man, I'm gonna blow the brothers clear outta the water." - Genesis 6

  • minimus
    minimus

    Competition for the Living Bible.

  • Truth seeker 674
    Truth seeker 674

    It will be in “modern” English as many young people do not understand many of the words used in the current edition."

    You gotta be kiddin me. LOL LOL HA HA

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher
    It will be in “modern” English as many young people do not understand many of the words used in the current edition

    Like the word, 'truth'?

  • SAHS
    SAHS

    Does that mean that the translation into Pidgin English will be even funnier? Will there be a Patois (Patwa or Patwah) tranlation also? Not THAT would be funny!

  • Truth seeker 674
    Truth seeker 674

    they could make any thing out of the meaning of the bible with language like that. WoW I would'nt be suprised.

  • jgnat
    jgnat

    Revelations 22:21

    The grace of the Master Jesus be with all of you. Oh, Yes! - The Message

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus [the Anointed One] [a] be with all [the saints]. [b] Amen. - The Voice

    But I like cofty's selection better.

  • WatchTower87
    WatchTower87

    Nwt re - revision or new version ?

  • shopaholic
    shopaholic

    Modern English means they are going to add/embellish some things.

    The JWs are going to go wild over this. Prepare yourselves for the phone calls about this new loving provision at the proper time and how this is a clear sign we are on the brink...

  • Comatose
    Comatose

    Can't wait to hear the spin on this! Anxious to see how they clean up John 1:1

  • cofty
    cofty

    It could be a clever strategy.

    "Simplification" as a disguise for hiding willfully dishonest translations.

  • WatchTower87
    WatchTower87

    Suspence

  • Comatose
    Comatose

    Totally changing the wording helps many verses Cofty. Jesus speaking to the criminal on his side comes to mind.

  • Marvin Shilmer
    Marvin Shilmer

    -

    Sources tell me the Governing Body has added it’s newly discovered book to the Bible canon. It’s title is Regulations by Watchtower. My source says it’ll be called Regulations for short.

    The 2015 convention will feature Regulations for Your Attention featuring a full chapter on how it’s wrong to climax at hand. I understand illustrations in this chapter feature American Sign language.

    Marvin Shilmer

  • LostGeneration
    LostGeneration

    Sounds like they are going with a full-on New World Version instead of a NW Translation. Makes sense. Lets start a pool on how many times "governing body" and "organization" appear in this wonderful provision from Jah

  • straightshooter
    straightshooter

    The jws have been without a new Bible more months, they will welcome anything.

  • Londo111
    Londo111

    So it will be more dynamic equivalence, ‘thought per thought’, than literal. All sorts of room for paraphrase!

  • Comatose
    Comatose

    Maybe this will wake some up? If they see the added stuff...

  • startingover
    startingover

    Just imagine the money to be made, everyone will have to have a least one. Some will probably "forget" to donate, but even so the take will be huge.

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